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You’re never too old, too big, too small, too anything to give it a go! Once the derby bug takes over, you’ll wonder what you ever did without it!! – #4, Betty Believe It

We consider Wakey Wheeled Cats to be a diverse, social and happy team. We are open to anyone who wants to join no matter what race, nationality, or sexual orientation and we have no upper age limit (although you must be over 18 to join).

Wakey Wheeled Cats is a women’s* team; we follow The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Statement about Gender.

Anyone over the age of 18 can also join as a referee (on skates) or a non-skating official (NSO).

I’ve found a team and a sport where there is a place for everyone regardless of size, shape and lifestyle. Everyone is accepted for who they are, and their unique talents. It’s given me a confidence I never knew I had, and the best friends I’ve ever known. – #1M BC, Whack Elle Welch

As a quad-skate league, we adhere to the rules and guidelines given by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) and each skater within the league will be required to become flat-track assessed and certified.

* Our definition of women includes transgender women and non-binary genders.



Roller Derby is a fast-paced, full contact sport so during training you can expect to practice fall techniques and strength training so that you don’t injure yourself or each other, as well as endurance training and drills to improve your skating techniques.

All skate and fitness levels are welcome as full training will be given to get you bout ready. Many of our members had never skated before joining us, and the whole team is involved in training basic skills and upwards.

Beginners train in separate sessions to the main team so they can focus on basic skate skills before moving on to contact. We also have beginners packs for all new starters to keep track of their training and progress.

See our Training page for more information on training session times.



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The best thing about being a Cat is the absolutely awesome community we have built – I’ve made some solid gold wizard friends through the team. – #2407, Right Hook Brook

We recruit regularly, normally twice yearly, and we hold open days so that you can come along, see what we do, and have a bit of a go on roller skates. Our next open days are not yet confirmed but will be early next year.

Our recruitment team are on hand to help with any questions about recruitment or joining the team. Email them at


Roller Derby Equipment

We provide equipment for people attending our recruitment days, for information about what equipment you will need if you join a roller derby team please see our Roller Derby Equipment page.



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